Smartling CEO Jack Welde to Keynote WiN and ATC Annual Conferences

Welde to share business lessons and translation industry perspectives with language service providers in Europe

NEW YORK – September 16, 2014 – Smartling today announced that CEO Jack Welde will keynote two upcoming conferences of significant importance to translation companies and language service providers (LSPs) in Europe: the VViN Anniversary Conference, scheduled for September 18 and 19 in the Netherlands, and the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) Annual Conference, which will be held September 25 and 26 in the U.K.

On September 18 and 19, VViN, which aims to generate an ongoing professionalization of the translation sector in the Netherlands, will gather more than 100 translation companies from Belgium and the Netherlands at its Anniversary Conference. Welde will provide a keynote presentation on the conference’s second day titled “The Translation Market Potential: How Technology Is Driving New Behaviors, Creating New Customers and Expanding the Overall Market.” In this session, Welde will discuss the creation of new customers, the development of new behaviors for translation stakeholders and the true potential of the translation market.

The following week, Welde will keynote the ATC Annual Conference, which is scheduled for September 25 and 26 in Brighton, U.K. ATC is the world’s longest-established professional body looking after the interests of translation companies. In his presentation, “Cleared for Takeoff: What the U.S. Air Force Taught Me About Being an Entrepreneur,” Welde will share business lessons learned during his tenure in the U.S. Air Force.


  • Jack Welde, Smartling’s co-founder and CEO


  • Welde will provide a keynote presentation at the VViN Anniversary Conference titled “The Translation Market Potential: How Technology Is Driving New Behaviors, Creating New Customers and Expanding the Overall Market.”
  • Welde will keynote the ATC Annual Conference with a session titled “Cleared for Takeoff: What the U.S. Air Force Taught Me About Being an Entrepreneur.”


  • Welde’s VViN Conference keynote will take place on Friday, September 19 at 4:15 p.m. local time.
  • Welde’s ATC Conference keynote is scheduled for 1:50 p.m. local time on Thursday, September 25.


  • The VViN Anniversary Conference will take place at The Hague in the Netherlands.
  • The ATC Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel in Brighton, U.K.

Smartling’s VP of Marketing Nataly Kelly will also keynote a conference in Europe this month. On Friday, September 26, Kelly will kick off UNIVERSITAS Austria, the 60th anniversary conference of the Austrian Interpreters’ and Translators’ Association. In her keynote, Kelly will discuss what the future holds for professional translation.

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About Smartling

Smartling, Inc. simplifies and accelerates translation and localization for companies reaching a global market. With the first cloud-based enterprise platform for translation management systems, Smartling helps companies quickly translate and deploy their websites and dynamic Web applications, mobile applications and business documents across the entire corporate digital infrastructure. Named “Most Innovative Startup” at Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal’s 2011 FASTech 50, Smartling is shaking up the translation and localization industry with the first platform designed to manage the entire translation, localization and delivery process via a scalable SaaS model. Brands that rely on Smartling to launch and manage localized multilingual websites and applications include Foursquare, GoPro, HotelTonight, Path, Pinterest, Shutterstock, Spotify, SurveyMonkey, Vimeo and more. The Smartling platform currently serves billions of page views per month in more than 100 languages across the globe.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York City, Smartling is privately held and backed by leading venture capital firms, including First Round Capital, Harmony Partners, ICONIQ Capital, IDG Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock and several prominent angel investors.

Jackie Gerbus
Davies Murphy Group
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